“How is a child supposed to focus on school when they don’t know where they will sleep at night?”
-Beth Berry, Community Volunteer
Community Action Center has long worked to collaboratively alleviate hunger, homelessness, and all forms of poverty that impact families and individuals in our community. CAC believes in immediate response to crisis, but also prioritizes systemic approaches to support long-term change that aligns with CAC’s mission of creating a caring, healthy, and just community for all.
We recognize that climate change will disproportionately affect the same low-income families our organization aims to support. Gaining recognition for its innovative process and design, CAC has brought together leaders from the construction and environmental community to design Hillcrest Village as a Zero Energy Ready project that addresses both homelessness and climate change in a shared community effort. It’s the right thing to do, it’s our responsibility, it reduces operating costs, it pays for itself, it’s affordable, and it aligns with CAC’s mission of a just community by bringing housing and environmental justice together.